Porcelain Legionnaire


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Common

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Porcelain Legionnaire

Artifact Creature — Soldier

( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

First strike

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Porcelain Legionnaire Discussion

Moosemandude on Mono White Metalcraft

4 weeks ago

Thanks Austin_Smith_of_Cards for your suggestion. Intense testing has led me to conclude that Porcelain Legionnaire is definitely valuable in this deck and I think replacing the two Flayer Husks is probably correct. The fact that Porcelain Legionnaire has first strike means that it matches up well against threats from Mono Green Stompy and other creature decks really well. However, I think that Myr Enforcer is too large for this deck TheTindell179. I've had times where Frogmite gets stuck in my hand and I'd have to imagine that Myr Enforcer would do the same. If I could find a way to stick more artifact lands in the deck then you may be right though.

stensiagamekeeper on Godo & handling non-mandatory loops

1 month ago

Say I have Godo, Bandit Warlord with a Helm of the Host equipped and I move to combat. My only opponent has a Porcelain Legionnaire however and every time I swing at him with a 3/3 non-legendary Godo it gets swatted. I think I read somewhere that if a loop like this occurs one of the players will be forced to make a different choice. Who has to break the loop and is there a simple way to know who has to break it in the general case?

eyes2sky on Mono White Metalcraft

3 months ago

This looks great +1! I second the vote for Porcelain Legionnaire...I run it in an Esper build and it's my main beater in that deck... a turn two 3-power 1st strike is so good-your curve can easily include it(I would take out the Homunculus).

pummelhuff on One By One We All Fall Down

3 months ago

My recommendations are probably not the best, but i tried to suggest cards which are cheap, because it looks like, you try not to waste.

I'd suggest a little bit more variety on the land base. Opal Palace, Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion or Flamekin Village should be pretty decent in Zurgo - even if the village does not do much for zurgo himself. Have you ever had issues with the mana base?

Not quite sure what Insidious Dreams does in your deck. I can remember i wanted to play it together with Moonlight Bargain but it was a very different deck. What is the main purpose of the dreams?

Rhet-Crop Spearmaster < Porcelain Legionnaire - some cards like the spearmaster seem like a filler card to me.Pyreheart Wolf does not seem too strong but he is in my opinion a very underated card in aggressive decks.

Additional cards which come to my mind: In the Web of War or even Hazoret's Favor - both have a similiar effect or some aggressive token generators like Tilonalli's Summoner

Darth_Savage on I am Machine

4 months ago

I'd strongly suggest some turn 1 plays, something like Vault Skirge rather than Porcelain Legionnaire. You might also want to look at lands that don't come into play tapped. I'd say this deck is just a little slow, it might be worth considering how little you can actually do until turn 3 and trying to balance the mana curve a bit more, maybe even cut it to 2 colours since you don't really want to hard cast your big artifacts.


4 months ago

I do not feel that the black splash for BCV or costly plunder is worth it. Three colors is hard in pauper and you have to really justify it. Ruining the manabase of a decent Boros deck is not really worth it. If you add Kuldotha Rebirth and 3 more artifacts like Porcelain Legionnaire or other cards like Battle Screech or Rally the Peasants, you will have a much more consistent deck.

And the comparson to ancestral is not really good. Sure, you can spend 2 cards and 4 mana to draw three cards, but it is not getting you far ahead, nor does it have mad recursion possibilities. And the comparison between rhino and BCV - one more mana, no trample, no additional toughness and no requirement for metalcraft really make the cards too incomparable.

FinalReason on I am Machine

5 months ago

4xMana Leak, 3x Smother, 3xPorcelain Legionnaire (which is ofen played as a 2-drop), 1x Agony Warp This is 11 cards dedicated to surviving the early game. On top of that there are the Detention Spheres and the Scourglass, which can potentially be dropped on turn 3.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Mono White Metalcraft

5 months ago

Nice list! I built a similar list a while back that focused more on Equipment and less so metalcraft.

Have you considered Porcelain Legionnaire? Super aggressive drop that's an artifact to boot.

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